Command Messenger Bag

Style # 174-4-1043

A sophisticated bag for organized travel, smart commutes, and more.

$119 $149

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425 Reviews

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S 16.9 43.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 34.5 5.1 13.0 2.6 1.2 1,098 18.0 0.0 0.0
M 17.1 43.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 36.5 5.1 13.0 2.7 1.2 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0
L 18.5 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 39.0 5.9 15.0 2.7 1.2 1,587 26.0 0.0 0.0

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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim. If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during a normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Command Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 425 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (272)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (373)
  • Attractive (350)
  • Durable  (323)
  • Comfortable  (314)
  • Good strap length (292)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (70)
  • Heavy / bulky  (31)
  • Too small (28)
  • Uncomfortable  (8)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Office (330)
  • Commuting (306)
  • Computer (299)
  • Airplane travel  (277)
  • School (132)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (288), Practical (251), Comfort-oriented (155), Modern (151), Stylish (130)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (340), Yes (63)

Reviewed by 425 customers

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5.0

Travel is SO much better with my Timbuk2

By Kim360pr

From Scotts Valley, ca

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • Office

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    I had been using a colleague's bag and after three trips overseas, I decided it was time for me to own my own! It is the best investment I have ever made! In fact, it is packed and ready to accompany me to Hawaii! I am in love with my travel companion! Thanks Timbuk2 folks for making it for me!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great bag, color not as pictured

    By Ryan

    From Indiana

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

    • Darker than pictured

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    I take this with me to work daily. I work in multiple environments (office and hospital) and it works well. It holds all I need, including a laptop, some small reference books and a few other things.

    The only problem I found with it is that the 'Oxide and Adobe' coloring is darker than what is shown. I looked at it on multiple devices, all with different screens and it was a lighter gray on all of them. It still looks nice, it just wasn't quite the color I expected.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect for a laptop bag

    By Johnny Pencil Pusher

    From NW, AR

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

      I have been using this bag for about 2 months now and it perfectly fits my needs. Most of the time I only carry around a lap top and a levenger, and the bag comfortably fits them. It is definitely a slim bag, but has the ability to expand when need to carry more.
      Additionally, you can tell great care was put into the design of this bag because it seems to have a pocket right where I would always want one.
      Overall, it is a great bag and I would recommend it to anyone!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Nice Bag

      By Reviewer

      From Minneapolis, MN

      About Me: Career, Classic

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        The bag worked as intended and is made from quality materials. Great, especially if you can get at a discounted price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best messenger bag I have

        By Peter N

        From Lebanon, NJ

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Noise from some zipper handles, metal to metal..

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        Great bag with great materials. Thoughtful design for office worker. Look good and functional. Two things I wish it could be improved. When I walk with it, I hear a couple metal zipper handles making noises. Also when I put the bag on the floor or table, it tends to fall over instead of standing upright. Other than those, it is the best messenger bag I ever own!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Bag topples over

        By Gerdygirl

        From Atlanta GA

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 

        Cons

        • Angled bottom
        • Not enough compartments

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Computer
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        Overall the bag is nice but the angled bottom means it never sits up when you set it down. I have to lean it against something to keep it upright or else it topples over forward. It might seem like a small thing to note, but it is ANNOYING beyond belief. Especially if you have your bag filled with electronics, liquids, etc. A bag should stand up when put down.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect Bag

        By Darby

        From Denver, Co

        About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Day Trips
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

          Perfect bag. Just enough room without bulk. LOVE it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Hands down the best messenger bag I've ever owned

          By Mike the city walker

          From New York, NY

          About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Office

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            I work for a fashion company and opted to get the Timbuk2 Command Messenger back instead of one we make because it's stylish yet extremely functional (so many compartments in all the right places). From opening it till now, I still learn more and more about it everyday. Yesterday I learned it's water repellant as I walked through the rain and just brushed the water off once I got to the train station. This might be the first Timbuk2 product I bought, but it will not be the last.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Okay Bag wish it had more pockets...

            By Sad Sack Commuter

            From San Diego

            About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Day Trips
            • Extended trips 

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            I had the Commute Messenger Bag and loved the layout. The Command Messenger bag was the only size in this style that would hold my new Dell 7510. It is an okay bag but not much better than a burlap sack with a shoulder strap. very few internal compartments and only two external zippered compartments so I have everything piled in the bottom of the bag.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great bag.

            By Luke

            From Orange CA

            About Me: Career, Modern

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Buckles
            • Heavy / bulky 

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            This bag is almost perfect. Great quality, which I've always seen from Timbuk2. Lot's of compartments, some I didn't even find until a few days after using the bag, also love the general structure of the compartments. The bag also fits really well and is comfortable to carry.

            I say almost perfect because my only complaint is the metal buckles on the front. I understand wanting the bag to be secure, especially when riding/walking, but I think the buckles are too secure making it difficult to get in and out of the bag. Maybe a slightly less aggressive hook at the end would solve the issue.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Organization

            External access zipper pocket on the side offers quick access to your powerbrick or cords

            Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

            Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

            Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

            Fit

            Coordinating Strap Pad included

            Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

            Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing

            Clever Extras

            Integrated bag silencers to silence the bag when needing to make a stealth entry

            Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

            Tensioned aluminium hooks for quick and secure closure

            Origin

            Imported

            What's this all about?

            Jet-setters, rejoice: every detail of the Command Messenger was designed for the needs of the savvy traveler. At the airport, strap down the hook and loop silencers for seamless access to your boarding pass and ID. Tricot-lined pockets make sure your electronics and polarized shades make it unscathed through the journey. Any destination will do: the Command's continental styling is equally suited to business and pleasure. From Antwerp to Australia, you're clear for takeoff.

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